This dress and necklace came (along with a belt) as part of the Popbasic Rubi collection. I love the concept behind Popbasic- every month or so, three items arrive, beautifully packaged, on your doorstep. Usually something basic, like this grey marle dress or a striped top, with two accessories to match. Admittedly I’m a little accessory-challenged (I hardly ever wear jewellery or accessories) so having them pre-chosen for me is very convenient. And now you can have a prettily-packaged box arrive at your doorstep!
Popbasic Giveaway- Melodie Collection
Giveaway time! Popbasic is kind enough to be giving away their latest Melodie collection, which consists of a gorgeous reversible pink dress and the “Sugar Plum” earrings. To see more photos, click here.
The giveaway is open internationally and will run until the 16th! Good luck xo
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Summer officially started, for us, four days ago- and it already feels like I’m going to pass out from heat exhaustion. The air is wet and heavy and I really can’t fathom wearing any kind of pants right now. Australian Christmas is officially on the horizon. This little dress from Showpo has been handy for all those pantless occasions. And there have been many.
Speaking of Christmas- what’s on your list? I’ll be putting together my annual wishlist shortly, but seriously- all I want is a new phone. I’m sure a few of you can relate to a cracked screen and a broken home button. First world problems. Sorry for the quick post, but it’s a cold shower and bed for me. Hope all having a lovely week! xo
Wearing: Showpo dress, Sole Society sandals, Asos hat.
PS- One of my favourite online stores, Stylemology, just launched their Australian site! They’ve got brands like Motel Rocks and Vans, plus shipping is free. Oh yes. Check it out here!
You may have seen a photo of me and Kurt on my Instagram recently, all dressed up for the end-of-year-11 boat cruise. Basically another year is over, and to celebrate all year 11 students take a cruise for one night and dance/eat/socialise. As you can imagine, it was quite the task picking out my dress. What to wear to the grocery store is hard enough. I was looking at cheaper ones but (naturally) couldn’t get past designer labels. Cameo the label has been on my radar for a while (I’ve done a post about it here) and the latest designs/prints from their “Faded Empire” collection were too gorgeous to get past. The “Sweet Life” dress was the one I chose, purely because the shift design makes it easier to style casually in future. I’m not the type of girl to wear something once.
So now that year 11′s over, I’ve got some free time on my hands… and I’d like nothing more than to dedicate it to blogging. What would you guys like to see over these next few weeks? More DIYs, outfit posts, collection reviews, personal posts, photo diaries, how-to style, wishlists? I’m open to anything and would love to hear suggestions. Hope you’re having a lovely start to the week/December! xo
Wearing: Cameo dress, Windsor Smith heels, MAC lipstick in “Rebel.”
The best kinds of days are spent with no makeup, messy hair, overalls and converses. Having a fashion blog means I sometimes over-exaggerate what would be described as an “everyday” or “casual” outfit (for the sake of getting some wear out of my closet), but here we have it- plain and simple. Most days are a variation of denim, a t-shirt and some sandals/sneakers, especially since coming into 32-degree weather. This outfit is made especially appropriate seeing as its now HOLIDAYS which means I basically won’t be leaving the house/feeling the need to put on makeup. Or wear anything but pyjamas.
Psyched to finally be done with school, even if I barely went these past few weeks. I no longer have a “nagging” feeling like I should be doing something else/be somewhere else, and there’s more time for the important things- eg. this blog. You guys have definitely been deprived these past few weeks but I’m ready to get back into it. What are your holiday plans? And Happy Thanksgiving to all you lucky pumpkin-pie eating Americans! xo
Wearing: Overalls c/o Shop Fashion Avenue, Tee c/o Do It Designer, Converse sneakers.
Last night I wore this 75 sheer crop top in honour of the 75th anniversary of the Hunger Games. But seriously… I love it when my outfit matches with the occasion. I get a certain sense of accomplishment, the same feeling you get when your bra and undies match or your sweaters are colour-coordinated. Getting back to the point, Catching Fire was incredible and and now I’m obsessed. The same could be said about this sweatshirt. And dark vampy lips and soy chai lattes and the Mortal Instruments series.
I started my holidays weeks ago, considering my stint in hospital took two weeks of school time and left me miserably behind for exams. And since everyone else is still in school… I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself. I’ve kicked it off with changing my nail colour 3 times and polishing off another season of Gossip Girl. And while that’s productive and all, I’ve got the time… might as well do something useful with it. What do you guys want to see on the blog? Happy almost-weekend! xo
Wearing: sweater c/o Ali & Kris, shorts c/o Chicnova, shoes c/o Shellys London.
It feels so, so good to be home- both in my own house and here on my blog. After 12 days of hospital food and supervised showers, my bed has never been comfier. Or my clothes. Upon arrival home, I immediately wriggled into this white-on-white outfit that I had been planning in my head for days (I’ve been bored, OK?) and Kurt grabbed the camera. I know you all either own, have owned or know someone who owns this skort (thanks to the Zara version spreading like wildfire) but I still love it. Something about the origami-like folding is both interesting and flattering. Hard combination to find.
The good news is my heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar are all stable, and I’m gaining back the weight I lost. It’s not easy- lots of supplement drinks and supervised meals- but I know it’ll be worth it. I wanted to say thank you for all the sweet comments/movie recommendation/words of encouragement you all gave me over my time in hospital. It made everything that little bit easier and the movies kept me sane. Hope you are all having a wonderful start to the week! xo
Wearing: Paper Hearts top c/o Shop Fashion Avenue, skort c/o Romwe.
Just checking in to say yes, I am alive, and no, I haven’t dropped off the face of the planet. I really can’t explain exactly why I’ve been gone, or what I’ve been doing, simply because it’s a combination of really sucky things. Not the most intelligent of explanations- but accurate. I suppose the important thing is that I’m back, curled up in my bed, and Kurt’s snoring away from his mattress. And what better way to jump back into posting than with this backless white number?
I’m happy to announce the randomly selected winner of my Asos giveaway… Sarah from Absoluely Sarah! Thanks so much to everyone who entered, I really appreciate the help for the Stylight competition. Just a reminder that it doesn’t end until the 9th… so there’s still time to sign up!
I’ll be back soon, promise, hopefully with a post that’s not so vague and lack-lustre. Thank you for all your wonderful support, hope you’re all having a lovely week xo
Wearing: Lulu*s jumpsuit and heels.
Finally feeling like Spring here- partly because everything’s blooming, and partly because I’ve finally decided to accept the fact that it’s just not autumn. And this year us Australians will face another sweltering Christmas. At least that means I can prance around in pretty backless dresses like this Beginning Boutique number and eat nothing but frozen grapes and watermelon for days on end….
My apologies for the lack of intelligent content in this post… I’m feeling a little brain-dead after a solid week of -yech- schoolwork. It’s that point in the year where I’m just trying to finish in one piece. And the fact that I spent yesterday painting my nails to look like candy corn instead of doing my English homework probably isn’t helping. Woops. Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween (I did- we carved a pumpkin and I got the Harry Potter/chai combo I wanted)! xo
PS- It’s approaching the final days of my Stylight competition to win a trip to Germany, and I could use all the help I can get! Full post here and you can follow me here.
Wearing: Dress c/o Beginning Boutique, heels c/o Lulu*s, clutch c/o Missguided.
My long-standing need for a pair of polka dot trousers has finally been fulfilled. And man, does it feel good. But seriously- how did I not have a pair before? If I was going into fall right now (like everyone else in the world) these would be on high rotation, along with oversized sweaters and mugs of chai tea. Speaking of fall, or lack thereof… who decided that Australia doesn’t celebrate Halloween? All these jack-o-lanterns and crazy costumes only remind me that if I go trick-or-treating on the 31st, all I’ll be getting are some weird looks and the possible muesli bar. This country sucks, man.
For all you lucky Halloween-celebrators out there, what are your costume plans for the big day? I’ve only ever had one real Halloween, in Texas, and let me tell you… best night ever. I’ll probably spend this year watching Harry Potter and eating cereal. Not dissimilar to tonight…. Carrie Diaries and cup of tea, come at me. Hope you’re all having a lovely week! xo
Wearing: Top c/o Koogal, Trousers c/o Motel Rocks, flats c/o Lulu*s (similar here), hat c/o Oasap.
What started out as a preppy look ended somewhere in the 60′s librarian territory after I attempted an updo and got my hands on some eyeliner and red lipstick. This is exactly what usually happens with my outfits: what starts out as one thing quickly snowballs in something completely different. And then something else. But you can never go wrong with spots and stripes, right?
I’m going to keep this short and sweet as I’m off for sushi date followed by some much needed sleep…. don’t forget to enter my Asos giveaway and have a lovely weekend!
Wearing: Popbasic blouse, Asos skirt, Marc Fisher loafers.